Malawi, also known as ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’, is landlocked between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique and lies in the Great Rift Valley with the magnificent Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, creating the border with Tanzania. The third largest lake in Africa and eighth largest in the world, Lake Malawi is the centrepiece of the country and offers a wide variety of wildlife. The lake is the major destination for Malawians and tourists looking for aquatic based recreational activities of snorkelling, diving, sailing, water skiing and day trips to the picturesque islands.
Those overland camping safaris that pass through Malawi typically spend several days of respite at Chitimba, Chintheche or Kande Beaches located on the shores of the lake. Malawi also has a diverse range of wildlife, although not known for its ‘Big Five’ it more than makes up for this with Black Rhino having been successfully reintroduced, large elephant populations, leopards are found all throughout the country and hippos are numerous as well as populous numbers of buffalo, zebra, antelopes and over 650 species of bird and an estimated 700 species of fish. Malawi also makes for a great destination for a tailor made safari for a great opportunity to take in the nine National Parks and Wildlife Reserves for an intensive and unspoilt wildlife viewing experience. Malawi is a hidden gem with so much on offer, come and discover this unspoilt land before everyone else does.